HAVE your cake and eat it too — beachside, in this beautiful South Mission Beach property.
Priced at $1.29 million, 24 Kennedy Esp is a sprawling home which you can keep all to yourself, or maintain the five-bedroom upstairs property for you and rent out four self-contained apartments on the lower level.
Built in 2006, Taihoa Holiday Units have been a popular choice for many couples, and is currently marketed as a beachfront adults-only retreat.
Three double-ensuited, self-contained studios and a one-bedroom apartment open out to a pool with barbecue facilities.
There is also off-street parking at the rear.
Seller Tracey Chamlin said the property “lends itself to a great family home” but the accommodation business can easily be managed by one person.
“It has investment potential and offers and amazing lifestyle. You’re at the beach, in a big beautiful family home and it’s a bonus if it continues as accommodation, too,” she said.
“We’ve talked to people in the past about it being used as a residential workshop venue or somewhere people can do courses and be in luxury accommodation.
“There is space for residential cooking classes, there is a wraparound bench in an open plan kitchen. It can easily sit 10 people around the bench and you could do display cooking courses. With a creative mind you could do anything.”
Ms Chamlin said the property has excellent internet connection and is on the market at a “rock bottom price at the moment”.
Describing it as a “dream residence”, Tropical Property Mission Beach agent Tania Steele said the downstairs apartments would come fully furnished.
“There is also access to the property off Kennedy Esp and Wall St as well as 2.5kw solar panels and solar hot water,” she said.
“The main residence upstairs has two ensuited bedrooms plus a main bathroom and is selling below replacement cost.
Ms Steele said there was plenty of demand for holiday rental stock and recently sold Cassowong Cottages at Wongaling Beach for $730,000.
The Reid Rd property included six self-contained cottages and sold before officially marketed for sale.